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Is there any connection between labile hypertension and perimenopause?

By Anonymous April 14, 2010 - 11:46am
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I have been diagnosed with labile hypertension (60/49 - 235/149 ranges) but at 46 yrs old I don't yet have any specific menopause symptoms. I am now on Perindopril.

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Thank you for your question, and welcome to EmpowHer!

For those who don't know, labile hypertension is hypertension (or blood pressure) that has frequent fluctuations from high to low and back again. It can end up causing the same kinds of problems as regular hypertension.

Here's what blood-pressure-updates.com says about the causes of labile hypertension:

"There are different causes of labile hypertension. These include factors such as anxiety attacks, too much consumption of caffeine, salt sensitivity, or stress overload. The causes might be different but the health implication of labile hypertension is the same in all cases- it poses a serious threat to the life of the individual. Hence, it is absolutely necessary to treat this condition."

Anon, do you have these conditions? Are you under extreme stress, or do you have anxiety attacks? Are you sensitive to salt, or do you take in a lot of caffeine? Did your doctor talk about these things with you and rule any of them in or out?

Are you overweight? Do you get regular exercise?

Do you also have headaches? Ringing in the ears?

Here is the link to that overview:


I didn't find any link per se between perimenopause and labile hypertension, though as we age in general our incidence of all kinds of hypertension goes up.

This is the Mayo Clinic's list of perimenopause symptoms:


What does your doctor say about the permanence of this condition in you?

April 15, 2010 - 9:30am
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